5 Fun Facts About the Wonderful Smoky Mountains
They call the Smoky Mountains wonderful because they are incredible in every possible way! From mountain peaks that kiss the sky to cascading waterfalls and mysterious mists, to historically preserved structures that stand tall amongst breathtaking scenery – There’s just too much not to love! Stay in a Pigeon Forge cabin rental with Mountain Air cabin Rentals and delve into the many interests of this beautiful area. Each of our cabins in Pigeon Forge are located in a short driving distance to everything you wish to explore in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Did You Know?
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Is 100% Free to Visit – There Are No Admission Fees!
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the few remaining national parks in the United States that is completely free to visit. The fact that these wondrous Smoky Mountains are free to explore is one of the many reasons for the popularity of these mountains. Several national parks in the United States require an entry fee and even memberships to frequent visitors. The hidden truth to the free admission lies within the mountains. Long ago, before Great Smoky Mountains National Park became what we all know and love today, it was once a private collection of land that rested between Tennessee and North Carolina. During this same time frame, there was a purchase made for the creation of Newfound Gap Road to connect North Carolina and Tennessee which would allow a connection for two individual Southern communities. As the ownership of Newfound Gap Road was passed from Tennessee to the Federal Government, Tennessee agreed to the deal so long as the Federal Government agreed to never place a toll or licensure fee on the roadway. Tennessee’s wish still stands today as Newfound Gap Road remains easy and accessible state to state.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Look Great For Their Age!
Did You know that incredible Smoky Mountains are among the oldest mountains in the entire world?! That’s right, the entire world! Scientists conducted a study on the inner rocks of the Smoky Mountains to determine their true age. Their scientific findings concluded that the inner rocks of the Smokies date back as far as 200-300 MILLION years old! Whoa! The scientists were unable to put an exact date on the Smoky Mountains due to environmental situations such as land development and erosion from the elements.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Boasts Over 800 Miles Of Fantastic Hiking Trails
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to over 150 officially recognized hiking trails that are named, mapped and available to visitors of all ages and stages of life. Among these 150 hiking trails is sure to be your next favorite place to take in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. With over 800 miles of hiking trails to explore in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you can practically plan out every vacation for the next several years with exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park on your agenda!
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Is Home to Several Stunning Waterfalls
There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when standing before a majestic flowing waterfall. The sounds from the water rushing over the ancient lands are soothing all the way down to the soul. The mystical mist that emerges from the base of the waterfalls is mesmerizing in so many ways. You can picture what the people before us found to be so special. Witnessing a waterfall can be very stress relieving, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park just so happens to have an endless supply of stress relieving waterfalls that make your jaw drop! Some of the most popular and most favorited waterfalls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are: Abrams Falls, Laurel Falls, Grotto Falls, Rainbow Falls, Ramsey Cascades, and Meigs Falls.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Offers Mild Temperatures That Never Exceed 80 Degrees
Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers its visitors a temperate climate with weather that never exceeds 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This fact is very attractive to avid hikers and those who overheat easily in the outdoors. Considering that the climate never exceeds 80 degrees and that Great Smoky Mountains National Park is so lush, it makes for a rather cool and enjoyable experience hiking and exploring around in the Smokies. Though the summer and fall temperatures never exceed 80 degrees, the winter months are not as friendly as it tends to drop below freezing.
Come and experience all of the wonders of Great Smoky Mountains National Park the next opportunity you get! Mountain Air Cabin Rentals provides cabins of all sizes nearby to all of the excitement and adventure that awaits you in the Smokies. Book your upcoming stay in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg or Wears Valley today!
Mountain Air Cabin Rentals vacation homes are located throughout the Smoky Mountains: Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Wears Valley. We are close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood, Ripley's Aquarium, many dinner shows and theaters, local arts and crafts, and a variety of other activities.